Woody Allen faces new allegations as actress says she was his former underage lover.

In this post-Weinstein era we’re living in, new reports of prominent men’s sexual misconduct seemingly emerge every week.

And now, new allegations have been made against filmmaker Woody Allen.

Christina Engelhardt, who previously went as Babi Christina Engelhardt, claims she had a sexual relationship with the filmmaker when she was just 16 years old.

At the time they met, Allen was 41 years old, making him over two decades older than Christina.

Christina was under the age of consent – under 17 years old. But during their alleged time together, Allen is accused of never asking her age.

Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Christina shared how her eight-year sexual relationship with Allen began when she gave him her number in a restaurant in New York City.

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Actress and writer Christina Engelhardt in 2006. Image: Getty.

Despite knowing she was still in high school, Allen invited Christina to his penthouse and within weeks their relationship became intimate.

But despite coming forward to speak about her relationship with the director, the now-59-year-old insists she's not out to get Allen.

"What made me speak is I thought I could provide a perspective," she said.

"I'm not attacking Allen. This is not 'Bring down this man.' I'm talking about my love story. This made me who I am. I have no regrets."

Christina believes the pair's eight-year relationship may have partially inspired Allen' famous film Manhattan, which sees a 17-year-old fall in love with Allen's 42-year-old character.

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Watching the movie while still involved with the filmmaker, the actress said she was reduced to tears before confronting him about the similarities.


Four years into their relationship, Christina says Allen introduced his "new girlfriend" Mia Farrow, which led to multiple three-way sex sessions.

“It wasn’t until after it was done when I really had time to think of how twisted it was when we were together... and how I was little more than a plaything,” Engelhardt said. “While we were together, the whole thing was a game that was being operated solely by Woody so we never quite knew where we stood.”

Christina, who is now a divorced mum of two children, last heard from Allen in 2001.

He suggested meeting up again, but Christina declined the offer.

"I already had children then," she told Hollywood Reporter. "I was like — not that I’ve gone square, but my priorities were different. I just wanted to stay away from that."

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Allen has been a controversial figure since his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of assaulting her as a child.

Earlier this year, Dylan, now 32, gave her first televised interview about the allegations against her abusive father.

In the interview which was televised in January, Dylan claimed that Allen, who adopted her with partner Mia Farrow when she was just two weeks old, touched her inappropriately as a child, groomed her, sexually assaulted her, and once "buried" his head in her lap after taking off her clothes.

When questioned by CBS This Morning about whether she had become simply "caught up" in the #metoo movement, Dylan responded saying, "It shouldn’t have to be that a small army has to come forward against one person to be credible."

"I have come forward with evidence and I am credible and I am telling the truth and I think it’s important that people realise that one victim, one accuser, matters, and that they are enough to change things."

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